A member of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, Mohammed Ahmed has been shot and killed by bandits.
Naija News understands the lawmaker representing Shinkafi constituency in the state assembly was killed on Tuesday along the Sheme- Funtua Road in Katsina State while on a journey.
His death was confirmed by the Clerk of the Zamfara House House of Assembly, Saidu Anka.
The murdered lawmaker’s funeral rites are scheduled to hold at Sheikh Ahmed Umar Kanoma Mosque by 11 o’clock on Wednesday.
Until his death, the deceased was the chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation.
Giving more details about the incident, the Zamfara House of Assembly director-general of press and public affairs, Mustafa Jafaru-Kaura, said the gunmen who killed the lawmaker also kidnapped his son and driver.
He affirmed that the incident occurred on Tuesday at Sheme in Kastina state while Ahmed was on his way to Kano.
“He was taking his son to a hospital in Kano. The lawmaker’s son and driver were kidnapped by the bandits,’’ Jafaru-Kaura said.
Meanwhile, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno has alleged that some terrorist groups are using social media platforms to recruit and radicalize Nigerian youths.
Monguno said this at the ongoing United Nations (UN) high-level conference of heads of counter-terrorism agencies of member states in New York, United States according to a statement on Tuesday from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).
He described the activities of terrorists as a great threat to human existence and welfare generally.
He, therefore, appealed for more collaborative efforts among international security organizations to curb the complex activities of terrorists and their organizations.
Source: Naija News